Maplewood Stampede Raises 14K for Elementary School

Written by Melissa Nicholson

Maplewood Elementary Mustangs galloped into action for the 2nd annual Mustang Stampede Saturday, March 28th at Mueller Lake Park busting through their $14,000 goal to raise $14,498.22 for computers, dye cuts, WOW & PE equipment while promoting family physical fitness! Principle Vickie Jacobson was so excited the school exceeded their goal that she promised the student body she would do something “crazy” on top of the Maplewood Elementary school roof. The kids are on pins and needles waiting to see what is up her sleeve!

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Over 160 Maplewood students participated by having family members & friends sponsor their one mile run/walk on their personal sponsorship pages. Around 200 students and parents participated in the run around the lake enjoying music, t-shirts, raffles, prizes, and activity booths by health and wellness vendors. The best part of the day was crashing through the balloon finish line, climbing the rock wall to Frozen’s “Let it Go”, pegging Maplewood’s unstoppable PE teacher Mr. Ellison with water balloons, and getting a relaxing chair massage and mini-facial by Mantis Massage!

Mr. Ellison incentivized students to participate with the opportunity to win pedometers, t-shirts, LED flying discs, class free time in the gym, PE teacher or principal for a day, and an Austin Aquarium family membership. But the BIGGEST incentive by far was getting to throw a water balloon at Mr. Ellison for every $50 raised.

Many thanks to the Maplewood Sponsors for making it possible and supporting our neighborhood elementary school!

Golden Horseshoe: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Austin Vet Hospital, Texan Urgent Care
Silver Spur: Frost Bank, Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, Mueller Austin
Bronze Buckle: Haymaker, Human Financial, Whole Family Chiropractors
Booth Sponsors: Texan Urgent Care & Mantis Massage

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